The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers in case you haven’t read WD#87.

 

So, I was right about Carl.  I think it was really the only way out.  Also, it just makes sense.  Either he was going to die, which paints the writers into a permanent corner, or this would happen.  Memory loss is normal for that kind of trauma.  I’m just saying.  I’m hoping that Rick decides not to tell Carl about the unpleasant nature of the outside world and the rest of the community plays along.  At some point, though, some of Carl’s memories are going to return.

I was happy to see the return of the phone, although I’m really not liking this new version of imaginary Lori.

I’m proud to announce that I wrote my first comic book letter to the editor on July 30.  It reads:

Dear Robert and Sina,

So far, I like how the series has focused on the community.  It’s an interesting new dynamic.  The storyline about Abraham and Rosalita is falling a little flat right now because we know so little about them.  How did they meet?  Is there a story there?  I don’t even know what Rosalita did before.  I think a lot of the (Washington) D.C. characters have interesting backstories that haven’t made it onto the page yet.  I’d love to see some of Eugene’s flashbacks, too.

Love the series. Looking forward to seeing what happens with Carl.

 – Robert

Not sure what kind of response this will get.  My main memories of comic books go back about ten years, to furious letters during the “Knightfall” Batman story arc.  I remember one that said, simply, “You guys stink” and a more thoughtful one about how the comic was wrong because Batman knew when to ask for help and wouldn’t have faced Bane alone.  I guess he had a point there.  I miss Azrael, although I suspect I’m the only one.  I’d imagine he’s been doing exciting things in the 10 years since I’ve picked up a comic book.  

Also, a lot of people were upset that one time Superman died. 

As I said, I’ve only recently gotten back into comics.  I really liked the AMC series The Walking Dead and my buddy Sal said the comic book had a slightly different storyline, which intrigued me.  And I have a soft spot in my heart for Image comics.  Gen13 and the WildC.A.T.S were a big part of my childhood.

It’s all coming back to me.  I also fondly remember envelope art.  I kind of wish they’d bring that back.  Some of those kids were talented.

Image from ComiXology.com

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